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Hapao Rice Terraces

Address: Hapao, Ifugao, Banaue, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Banaue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Sights & Landmarks
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A bit far from Banaue around 30 minutes by tricycle before you reach the starting point of the trek. It was manageable though and with a great scenery to look at you wont feel any sweat! Lovely worth a visit! The terraces here are wider compared to those in Banaue and Batad. Hire a guide! And by the way there's... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Trek was easier as compared to Batad (from Saddle Point). The sight on the way is very beautiful as you walk along the rice paddies. Our tour guide Elmer was very good in explaining everything. We were lucky to find Giovanni's Place in the middle of the rice fields where we stayed for a night at a very affordable price.... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The walk is lovely and you walk right along the terrace walls. We've been 3 times now as the reward at the end is a hot spring and a cold (very cold!) rushing river with pools to dip in. We took a guide the first two times, but not the third. If you're not in a rush, walk back on... More 

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Lincoln, CA
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The jeepney ride to Hapao was very bumpy and muddy since the roads were being repaired. The hike to the hot spring was long and difficult for older folks. There are some portions of the hike where you have to walk on the rice paddy borders made of stones. If you lose your balance, you either fall into the mud... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Because these terraces are located a lot lower than the Banaue and Batad terraces, the chances are that you will have better weather/sight in the wet season. Walking through these fields can be really meditative. There are beautiful lookouts throughout the walk. And you can easily combine it with a trip to the hotspings. The hike is far less intense... More 

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Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

build by the resident ingenousity the hapao terraces a truly adorable place, but need to have precautions for people with asthma , heart or health problems , you willhave to trek for almost 2 hours to go down and another 2 hours tyo return, not reccommended for persons with dissability

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was our first stop. The road was crazy bumpy and muddy. We encountered some huge mudslides that our tricycle somehow drove through and one that closed the road. We had to walk because the mudslide closed the entire road. The Hapao terraces was really nice. Seemed newer than Batad and the concrete walkways were more even so the walk... More 

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Caticlan, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The hot spring is definitely perfect for anybody who love hot spring... we had a long walk going to spring and see the fantastic view of hapao.....

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Another stunning highlight of our trip to the rice terraces. Note that the Hapao Terraces are separate from Banaue, our rickshaw driver recommended we visit these terraces first (we came here in the morning). Spare about 4 hours for the Hapao Terraces. You can walk through the rice fields, and take a dip at the hot springs. Be sure to... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Hard to judge which rice terraces were the most beautiful between Banaue, Hapao and Batad but Hapao definitely took our breath away. We also ventured by ourselves to find the natural hot springs and we would probably recommend having a guide with you. We got lost a couple of times and only when we saw other tourists could get back... More 

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